New Trend? Kate's Sheer Hosiery

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Either one of two things has happened: 1) The European hosiery industry has successfully lobbied the Duchess of Cambridge or 2) The Queen has commanded her granddaughter-in-law to resume the covered-leg coyness of bygone eras—because why else would Kate suddenly sport sheer stockings? And during summer of all seasons?! Whatever it is compelling her royal sheerness (there are rumors of a palace dress code), Kate has sparked a resurgence in pairing pantyhose with leg-baring dresses, no matter their cut, color, or fabric. Whether or not flocks of women will join her in rolling up the nylons remains to be seen. But for those of you voting yes, the Duchess's style of choice is the more iridescent the better, which at the very least is an upgrade from white Easter Sunday stockings. —Phillip B. Crook

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